Friday, 26 August 2016

St Paul’s Church Knightsbridge

St Paul’s Church Knightsbridge
32a Wilton Place
London SW1X 8SH

Phone number 020 7201 9999

A beautiful Victorian neo-Gothic church that is an ocean of tranquility in the midst of frantic Bloomsbury & Kensington.

There are some amazing mosaics with scenes from the bible on the walls. I was really surprised to see panels devoted to The Betrayal by Judas, Jesus in Simeon's arms & an apprehensive Mary at the Annunciation. Not the usual iconography that you see in a church.

The altar and stained glass are also beautiful & given its size it's awe inspiring, but not intimidating.

This church has been serving the people of Knightsbridge since the 1840's. It was the first church in London to champion the ideals of the "Oxford Movement", the so called Tractarians who sought to restore a sense of Catholic order & spirituality to the Established Church & to enrich its worship by the recovery of ancient traditions.

It was consecrated in 1843 & the tiled panels were created in the 1870's by Daniel Bell. The stations of the Cross were painted in the 1920's by Gerald Moira.

If you would like a bit more background about this church, David is an expert & I've linked to his post here.

Read David J.'s review of St Paul's Church Knightsbridge on Yelp

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